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Ned Beatty bio, relationships, career, death, net worth

Who is Ned Beatty?

Ned Beatty was an American Hollywood artist who is predominantly remembered as “The Busiest Actor in Hollywood.” His current stardom has been established, all thanks to his fantastic performance in copious movies like Deliverance (1972), Superman (1978), Toy Story 3 (2010), Rango (2011), and Network (1976).

The two times Grammy-nominated Ned Beatty was unreservedly enthusiastic and dedicated to his professional life. Besides, he appeared in innumerable television series, including Homicide: Life on the street (1993-1999), M*A*S*H (1972-1983), and many more.

Quick facts

Full nameNed Thomas Beatty
Also known as (AKA)The Busiest Actor in Hollywood
NicknameNed
BirthdayJuly 6, 1937
Age83 years old (as of 2021)
Sun signCancer
Traits
BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States
Currently residingNot applicable
NationalityAmerican
ParentsCharles William Beatty,
Margaret Fortney Lennis
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsMary Margaret
Marital statusMarried
SpouseWalta Chandler (1959-1968),
Belinda Rowley (1971-1979),
Dorothy Lindsay (1979-1998),
Sandra Johnson (1999-2021)
ChildrenThomas Beatty,
Dorothy Beatty,
Walter Beatty,
Blossom Beatty,
John Beatty,
Charles Beatty,
Lennis Beatty,
Douglas Beatty
EducationTransylvania University,
Louisville Eastern High School
ProfessionActor and musician
HobbySinging, acting, modeling, and traveling
Net worthUSD 5 million
Social mediaNone
Eye colorHazel
Height5 feet 7 inches (173 cm)
Hair ColorBrown

Facts about Ned Beatty

  • Ned Beatty gave his voice to one of the most iconic villains, Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, of Toy Story 3, released in 2010.
  • His first movie with Burton Leon Reynold Jr. (February 11, 1939-September 6, 2018), Deliverance, was filmed in Northern Georgia.
  • The Chattooga River, which falls from 3000 feet elevation, was used to film most of the prominent scenes in the movie Deliverance.
  • After working together with Burt Reynolds, a.k.a. Burton Leon Reynold Jr., Beatty was again teamed up with Reynolds for another motion picture directed by Joseph Sargent called White Lightning (1973).
  • He had a twin Hollywood star who was also born in the same year 1937 as Beatty, Henry Warren Beatty, and many people started guessing if they were related in any terms. However, Ned Beatty claimed that they were not related and often joked, saying he was his illegitimate uncle.

Childhood

Ned was born on July 6, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

He hailed from a classic middle-American family with his father, Charles William Beatty (deceased on October 27, 1952), and his mother, Margaret Fortney Lennis (deceased on January 29, 1991). He was raised along with his sister Mary Margaret Beatty.

Before getting his feet dirty in Hollywood and acting, he inherited fishing and farming from his family.

In 1947, when he was just ten years old, he was a vocalist at his local church. Moreover, he used to sing songs in the barbershop style as a member of a barbershop quartet in St. Matthews, Kentucky, United States.

In defiance of commencing a theatre career at the age of 19 from an outdoor historical pageant, Beatty got his stroke of luck in Hollywood through an American adventure thriller motion picture, Deliverance which was directed and produced by versatile British filmmaker John Boorman in the year 1972. Apart from being praised by the audiences, Beatty was equally eulogized by the critics just with his single first motion picture.

One of the scenes in the movie Deliverance where Beatty, who is portraying the character of a guy named Bobby Trippe, is being physically harassed and discomfited by two wilderness dwellers is mentioned as the watershed piece of the whole movie.

On June 13, 2021, Oscar-nominated Ned Beatty passed away. He was just 83 years old when he took his last breath in Los Angeles, California, United States. As enunciated by Deborah Miller, the manager of Shelter Entertainment Group Talent Manager, Mr. Ned Beatty died of natural causes on Sunday morning.

Educational background

Beatty was an alumnus of Louisville Eastern High School in Kentucky, United States. He grew up observing numerous Hollywood stars of that time, including Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Dustin Hoffman. After graduating from high school, he joined a private university in Lexington, Kentucky, Transylvania University. He never completed his graduation even though he was enrolled in the university.

His passion for singing was always with him. He never gave up on his singing avocation, even after enrolling in the university where he received a scholarship.

Affairs, marriages, and divorces

At some point in life, every human faces failure in a relationship, no matter if you are an ordinary living person or some highly profiled celebrity. On the list of such humans, Beatty’s name was somewhere mysteriously hidden in the list’s row.

Beatty met his former spouse Walta Chandler, who is an actress plus dancer, around the 50s era. The duo took no time to escalate their relationship to another level. They hit their matrimonial journey in 1959 with a lavish celebration surrounded by their loved ones. Following a few years of their marriage, the couple gave birth to four children in the world; Douglas Beatty (1960), Charles and Lennis Beatty (twins in 1963), and Walter Beatty (1966). However, their relationship could last more than nine years. They got separated in 1968.

He then tied the knot with his second ex-wife Belinda Rowley, who was also working in the same industry as an actress, in 1971. The pair welcomed two beautiful children, John Beatty and Blossom Beatty. His second relationship also couldn’t endure much, and in 1979, they decided to part ways and get divorced.

The longest relationship among his former wives was with his third wife, Dorothy Lindsay because he had nine years of marriage with Walta Chandler and eight years with Belinda Rowley. Still, he maintained his marital relationship with Lindsay for more than 18 years, from 1979 to 1998. With Lindsay, Beatty welcomed two children named Thomas Beatty and Dorothy Beatty.

Eventually, after separating from Lindsay, Beatty married his fourth and last wife, Sandra Johnson, on November 20, 1999. At 62, Beatty finally found his long-lasting love in Johnson, with whom he was residing in California. They never had any kids.

Ned Beatty children

He had eight children from his marriage from the three spouses.

With Walta Chandler, he had four children named Douglas Beatty (Present: 61 years old), Charles and Lennis Beatty, who were twins (Present: both 58 years old), and Walter Beatty (Present: 55 years old).

Her second spouse Belinda Rowley, John Beatty, and Blossom Beatty are Beatty’s kids.

With his third wife, Dorothy Lindsay, he welcomed two children named Thomas Beatty (Present: 41 years old) and Dorothy Beatty (Present: 38 years old).

Career- Struggles, failures, and success

Taking a look back at his journey of success and career from theatre to the big screen, he had handed over more than 160 motion pictures to Hollywood. Besides being a fantastic actor, there’s no doubt to state the fact that he was a man with a good heart too.

The list of the films that he has appeared in:

Films:

  • Deliverance as Bobby Trippe (1972)
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean as Tector Crites (1972)
  • The Thief Who Came to Dinner as Deams (1973)
  • The Last American Hero as Hackel (1973)
  • White Lightning as Sheriff J.C. Connors (1973)
  • W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings as ‘Country Bull’ Jenkins (1975)
  • Nashville as Delbert Reese (1975)
  • All the President’s Men as Martin Dardis (1976)
  • The Big Bus as Scotty ‘Shorty Scotty’ (1976)
  • Network as Arthur Jensen (1976)
  • Silver Streak as FBI Agent Bob Stevens/ Bob Sweet (1976)
  • Mikey and Nicky as Kinney (1976)
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic as Edwards (1977)
  • Alambrista! as Anglo Coyote (1977)
  • The Great Bank Hoax as Julius Taggart (1978)
  • Superman as Otis Berg (1978)
  • Gray Lady Down as Mickey (1978)
  • Wise Blood as Hoover Shoates (1979)
  • Promises in the dark as Bud Koenig (1979))
  • 1941 as Ward Douglas (1979)
  • The American Success Company as Mr. Elliot (1980)
  • Hopscotch as Myerson (1980)
  • Superman II as Otis Berg (1980)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Woman
  • The Toy as Sydney Morehouse (1982)
  • The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez as Lynch Mob Leader (1982)
  • Stroker Ace as Clyde Torkle (1983)
  • Touched as Herbie (1983)
  • Restless Natives as Bender (1985)
  • Back to School as Dean David Martin (1986)
  • The Big Easy as Jack Kellom (1987)
  • The Fourth Protocol as General Pavel Borisov (1987)
  • Rolling Vengeance as ‘Tiny’ Doyle (1987)
  • The Trouble with Spies as Harry lewis (1987)
  • Shadows in the Storm as Thelonious Pitt (1988)
  • Switching Channels as Roy Ridnitz (1988)
  • Go Toward the Light as George (1988)
  • The Unholy as Lieutenant Stern (1988)
  • Midnight Crossing as Ellis (1988)
  • After the Rain as Kozen (1988)
  • Purple People Eater as Grandpa (1988)
  • Time Trackers as Harry Orth (1989)
  • Physical Evidence as James Nicks (1989)
  • Tennessee Nights as Charlie Kiefer (1989)
  • Chattahoochee as Dr. Karwood (1989)
  • Ministry of Vengeance as Reverend Bloor (1989)
  • Going Under as Admiral Malice (1990)
  • Big Bad John as Charlie Mitchelle (1990)
  • Angel Square as Officer ‘Ozzie’ O’Driscoll ()1990
  • A Cry in the Wild as Pilot Jack Holcomb (1990)
  • Repossessed as Ernest Weller (1990)
  • Fat Monroe as ‘Fat’ Monroe (1990)
  • Captain America as Sam Kolawetz (1990)
  • Hear My Song as Josef Locke (1991)
  • Blind Vision as Sergeant Logan (1992)
  • Prelude to a Kiss as Dr. Boyle (1992)
  • Warren Oates: Across the Border as Narrator (1993)
  • Rudy as Daniel Ruettiger, Sr. (1993)
  • Ed and His Dead Mother as Uncle Benny (1993)
  • Replikator as Inspector Victor Valiant (1994)
  • Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart as Unknown (1994)
  • Radioland Murders as General Walt Whalen (1994)
  • The Affair as Colonel Banning (1995)
  • Just Cause as McNair (1995)
  • The Curse of Inferno as ‘Moles’ Huddenel (1997)
  • He Got Game as Warden Wyatt (1998)
  • Cookie’s Fortune as Lester Boyle (1999)
  • Life as Dexter Wilkins (1999)
  • Spring Forward as ‘Murph’ (2000)
  • This Beautiful Life as Bum (2002)
  • Thunderpants as General Ed Sheppard (2002)
  • Where the Red Ferns Grow as Sheriff (2003)
  • Sweet Land as Harmo (2005)
  • Shooter as Senator Charles F. Meachum (2007)
  • The Walker as Jack Delorean (2007)
  • Charlie Wilson’s War as Clarence ‘Doc’ Long
  • In the Electric Mist as ‘Twinky’ LeMoyne (2009)
  • The Killer Inside Me as Chester Conway (2010)
  • Toy Story 3 as Lotso (2010)
  • Rango as Tortoise John (2011)
  • Rampart as Hartshorn (2011)
  • The Big Ask as Old Man Carl (2013)
  • Baggage Claim as Mr. Donaldson (2013)

Television series:

  • Footsteps as Frank Powell (1972)
  • The Waltons as Curtis Norton (1973)
  • Kojak as Det. Dan Corrigan (1973)
  • Dying Room Only as Tom King (1973)
  • The Rockford Files as Leon Fielding (1974)
  • The Execution of Private Slovik as Father Stafford (1974)
  • Lucas Tanner as Harold Ogden (1975)
  • The Deadly Tower as Allen Crum (1975)
  • M*A*S*H as Colonel Hollister (1975)
  • Gunsmoke as Karp (1975)
  • Petrocelli as Gage (1975)
  • Attack on Terror: The FBI vs the Ku Klux Klan as Ollie Thompson (1975)
  • The Rookies as Frank Forest (1975)
  • Hunter as Lt. Kluba (1976)
  • Hawaii Five-O as Keith Caldwell (1976)
  • NBC Special Treat as Big Henry (1976)
  • Quinn Martin’s Tales of Unexpected (United Kingdom: Twist in the tale) as McClaskey (1977)
  • Tail Gunner Joe as Sylvester (1977)
  • The Streets of San Francisco as Eddie Boggs (1977)
  • Delvecchio as Wakefield (1977)
  • Nashville 99 as Randy Blair (1977)
  • Lucan as Larry MacElwaine (1977)
  • Visions as Anglo Coyote/ Pinky (1977)
  • Szysznyk as Nick Szysznyk (1977-1978)
  • A Question of Love as Dwayne Stabler (1978)
  • Friendly Fire as Gene Mullen (1979)
  • Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones as Congressman Leo Ryan (1980)
  • The Violation of Sarah McDavid as Dr. Walter Keys (1981)
  • Splendor in the Grass as Ace Stamper (1981)
  • A Woman Called Golda as Senator Durward (1982)
  • Faerie Tale Theatre as The King (1982)
  • Kentucky Woman as Luke Telford (1983)
  • The Last Days of Pompeii as Diomed (1984)
  • The Haunting of Barney Palmer as Cole Scholar (1984)
  • Murder, She Wrote as Chief Roy Gunderson (1984)
  • Celebrity as Otto Leo (1984)
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents as Larry Broome (1985)
  • Robert Kennedy and His Times as J. Edgar Hoover (1985)
  • Konrad as Mr. Thomas (1985)
  • Hostage Flight as Art Hofstadter (1985)
  • Highway to Heaven as Bill Cassidy (1986)
  • Dolly as John Pacer (1987)
  • Go Toward the Light as George (1988)
  • Spy as Thomas Ludlow (1989)
  • Roseanne as Ed Conner (1989-1994)
  • Last Train Home as Cornelius van Horne (1989)
  • It’s Garry Shandling’s Show as Himself (1990)
  • The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story as Edward C. Acker (1990)
  • Road to Avonlea as wally Higgins (1992)
  • Trial: The Price of Passion as Scoot Shepard (1992)
  • Illusions as George Willoughby (1992)
  • The Golden Palace as Tad Hollingsworth (1993)
  • The Boys as Herbert Francis Greenblatt (1993)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street as Stanley Bolander (1993-1995)
  • Streets of Laredo as Judge Roy Bean (1995)
  • Crazy Horse as Dr. McGilliicuddy (1996)
  • Gulliver’s Travels as farmer Grultrud (1996)
  • Hard Time: Hostage Hotel as Tony (1999)
  • The Wilgus Stories as Fat Monroe (2000)
  • Homicide: The Movie as Stanley Bolander (2000)
  • I Was a Rat as Mudduck (2001)
  • Roughing It as Slade (2002)
  • The Wool Cap as Gigot’s father (2004)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Dr. David Lowry (2007)
  • Law & Order as Judge (2008)
  • Go On as Coach Spence (2013)

During his acting career, he has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Oscars for his work in Network, Grammy awards for his performance in Friendly Fire (1979) and Last Train Home (1990), MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his role in Toy Story 3 (2010) and Golden Globe Award for Hear My Song (1991). After being nominated for the aforementioned reputed awards, he finally welcomed Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2004).

Net worth, income, and lifestyles

Being the busiest actor in Hollywood, Beatty had countless projects and partnerships with international companies, which, as a matter of fact, improved his financial status. If truth be told, he was praised for bringing life to the character he played with his acting.

According to some of our sources, Ned Beatty had a net worth of roughly USD 5 million when he passed away. He resided in a 1,832 sq. feet property made abode located in Springville, California, which he owned in February 2009, costing him around USD 250k.

Ned Beatty’s official sites

Some official sites of Ned Beatty

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Beatty#Personal_life

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000885/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

Facts about Ned Beatty

  1. Ned Beatty gave his voice to one of the most iconic villains, Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, of Toy Story 3, released in 2010.
  2. His first movie with Burton Leon Reynold Jr. (February 11, 1939-September 6, 2018), Deliverance, was filmed in Northern Georgia.
  3. The Chattooga River, which falls from 3000 feet elevation, was used to film most of the prominent scenes in the movie Deliverance.
  4. After working together with Burt Reynolds, a.k.a. Burton Leon Reynold Jr., Beatty was again teamed up with Reynolds for another motion picture directed by Joseph Sargent called White Lightning (1973).
  5. He had a twin Hollywood star who was also born in the same year 1937 as Beatty, Henry Warren Beatty, and many people started guessing if they were related in any terms. However, Ned Beatty claimed that they were not related and often joked, saying he was his illegitimate uncle.

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